ReadQuick - Speed Reader for iOS
By Action Now
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The world's best speed reading app. ReadQuick helps you read faster than ever before. Designed for iOS 7, this app helps you speed read your way through your Pocket, Instapaper and Readability reading lists. Watch your comprehension sky rocket in just one day.
ReadQuick displays the articles of your choice one word at a time at a pace you set. It is the only app that teaches you how to speed read while getting through your daily reading.
You can access articles you want to read through our partners like Pocket or find them yourself through the built-in Web browser. You can also choose to read think pieces suggested by our great content partners such as Macworld, Talking Points Memo, Longreads, TechMeme, GigaOm and more. ReadQuick will tell you how long each article will take you to complete based on your words per minute rate.
The more you use this app, the faster your reading rate will become. With ReadQuick, you read - and comprehend - more faster.
What's New in Version 2.0.1
* Bug fixes
Not the way to Speed Read
if you have ever taken a speed reading course, then you know this App is doing it all WRONG. you don't speed read by reading single words at a time. that's how illiterate learning-how-to-read idiots try to read. what you are suppose to do is to first pre-read by first quickly seeing how long & what is the format of whatever you are reading (so you have a bit of an idea where you are going with the reading), then you read line by line, then paragraph by paragraph, page by page, guiding your eyes with your hand/finger to read from side to side, top to bottom, until you train yourself to quicky see & comprehend as much as you can see and focus on. this single word-word-word-word app is all WRONG and will do nothing but give you a HEADACHE making you wonder what it was that it tried to make you read. why did Apple make this a featured App??? so, the bottom line review about this app and its single-word reading technique: BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD
Not a fun reading experience.
I realized, after only two minutes or so of using this app, that I generally don't want to read faster. The app fed me what seemed to be a fascinating article, one word at a time, at a very quick pace, and all I could think was how much I wanted to be able to see sentences and paragraphs.
It is impressive how this app works. I certainly didn't think I could read as fast as I was when I only had to do a word at a time. And if that's what you are looking for download this app. But, I wasn't enjoying or savoring what I was reading here. And since enjoyment is why I read most of my Pocket, Readability, and Instapaper articles I felt like I was being deprived of the central experience.
(Even tough this is only a two star app for me, I wouldn't mind seeing the same functionality applied to most of my e-mail, which is already impossible to enjoy.)
This app is, for the most part, useless. While it may appear help people learn to 'read quickly,' it doesn't actually help. When I set the wpm to the speed at which I naturally read (by reading a passage, timing it, and matching the app time to my time), I could barely keep up with the app. The way people naturally read quickly isn't word by word like the app, it's by taking a passage and scanning for keywords. By only showing one word on the screen at a time, the users can't actually learn to read quickly. It also removes all cues from the text (scene breaks, pauses, new paragraphs, etc.) which changes the way the reader interprets/understands the text.
The only reason I'm giving it two stars is because the app can be useful for people who are very slow at reading and need to read something quickly, but overall, I find this app pointless.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jun 12, 2014
- Version: 2.0.1
- Size: 21.5 MB
- Languages: English, Basque, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Action Now Limited
- © Action Now
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.